COAST AND CREEK CLEANUP DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
9:00 a.m.– Noon
The 2017 Coast and Creek Cleanup marks the 33rd anniversary of the California Coastal Cleanup Day program, making this one of the longest running, and the largest, volunteer events in the state.
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Did you know that most of the debris found on our local waterways and coastal beaches actually start as litter on streets? It is carried into waterways and eventually out to the ocean. That’s why Coast and Creek cleanup is a very important event, where children and adults come together to rid our creeks of bottles, plastic bags, newspapers, aluminum cans, tires, shopping carts and countless other items that have been thoughtlessly strewn along the local waterways. Last year our local effort collected over 19,000 lbs. of trash and nearly 3000 lbs. of recyclables! We hope to continue this stewardship of our creeks with the 2017’s Coast and Creek Cleanup.
PARTICIPATION IS EASY AS 1-2-3
Select and sign up for your cleanup site: Although volunteers can just show up at their cleanup site, online registration will assist us with volunteer coordination, distribution of supplies, and streamline onsite registration, see quicklinks on this page. For first time volunteers, see map below to learn more about the various cleanup sites, locations closest to you, site conditions, and sign up forms. Food for thought, if one of the sites appear to need more attention, please feel free to sign up for that particular site so we can spread resources more evenly.
Fill out a waiver form: All volunteers must sign and turn in the form prior to participating in the cleanup. Minors must have a waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Prepare for the event:
- BYO – bring your own supplies. Although supplies will be available at the cleanup site, feel free to bring your own garden gloves or disposable gloves, wagon to help haul trash back to the site, buckets, trash pickers, water, bug repellant, sunscreen and other preferred items.
- Recommended attire for sites with heavy brush: closed-toe shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
- Bring your signed waiver form! This saves time in checking in at the site.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON CLEANUP DAY
The site captain will meet you at the site to collect your signed waiver form and provide instructions for a safe and fun time. Then about 11:30am, volunteers return to the meet up location to finalize totals. Upon request, scout badges and/or service certificates will be handed out.
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT?
Yes there is!! The Ocean Conservancy developed an application, called Clean Swell, to make it more convenient for volunteers to log in their findings. Just download the app to your mobile device, create an account, and with your location services turned ON, start collecting! To learn more about the app, click here.
MEET AT ANY OF THESE SITES LISTED BELOW:
Click on the quick links below to sign up for your preferred cleanup site or scroll down to the map for additional information.
Belden's Landing (3 volunteers registered)
Freeborn Creek (3 volunteers registered)
Green Valley Creek (44 volunteers registered)
Grizzly Island Road at Hill Slough & Rush Ranch (34 volunteers registered)
Grizzly Island Trail (12 volunteers registered)
Lower Section Dan Wilson Creek (25 volunteers registered)
Lower Section Laurel Creek (21 volunteers registered)
Lower Section Ledgewood Creek (5 volunteers registered)
Marina Channel at Suisun Slough (13 volunteers registered)
McCoy Creek Bike Path (8 volunteers registered)
Mid Section Laurel Creek (0 volunteers registered)
Union Creek - Fairfield (22 volunteers registered)
Union Creek - Suisun City (48 volunteers registered)
Upper Section Dan Wilson Creek (4 volunteers registered)
Upper Section Laurel Creek (31 volunteers registered)
Upper Section Ledgewood Creek (10 volunteers registered)
Serpas Open Space (19 volunteers registered)
Suisun Boat Ramp at the Marina (Peytonia Slough) (18 volunteers registered)
Suisun City Waterfront (27 volunteers registered)
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SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Pictures are encouraged during the cleanup! Use hashtags /keywords #2017cleanup, #ccd2017, #coastalcleanupday, set your device setting for location services ON, post to Flickr, Twitter, or YouTube; and they will be readily posted on FSSD’s Cleanup Sites and Social Media page. If preferred, you may email us your pictures or videos at email@example.com with your cleanup site.